Microsoft has a big change coming in the form of Windows 11, but that doesn’t mean the word has caught on to the masses just yet. According to a survey by Savings.com, 62% of Windows users don’t know Windows 11 exists.
Savings.com recently conducted a survey to “gauge awareness and enthusiasm for Windows 11”. A total of 1,042 current Windows users were asked about their knowledge and desire to upgrade to Windows 11.
The results revealed that only less than 40% of these people were aware of the release of the new operating system. The same 40% also said they were ready to upgrade to the new version when the time comes.
The rest of the 60% admitted that not only did they have no knowledge of the upcoming version, but they also did not know whether their devices were compatible with Windows 11 or not. This is mainly due to the fact that the operating system is incompatible with older processors. and PCs lacking a TPM 2.0 chip.
The PC Health Check app is able to tell people if the operating system will work on their current devices, although its rollout has not been without controversy.
The survey also found that users who had been using the operating system for a while were more likely to be notified about the update.
If you compare the awareness rate of the Windows 11 update with that of iOS and Mac, the numbers show that Microsoft is not making significant progress.
This could lead to the question whether Microsoft is doing enough to announce its new operating system. But it has been established that Windows 11 is not intended for a particular audience, which has to do with its strict hardware requirements. In addition, the free update will not be available for several months, on a date that Microsoft has not yet announced.
However, Microsoft is expected to show off its new product a bit more. Considering that the company’s upcoming products this fall come with the new operating system preloaded, Microsoft doesn’t seem to be making enough noise.